(Minghui.org) My family was so poor when I was young that I did anything that I could to survive, including fishing and catching crabs in extremely cold weather. I slept by the bank of a river or sometimes by the side of the road. When it rained or snowed, I was exposed to the elements, and thus my health rapidly deteriorated.

This year, I am 48 years old. When I was in my 20s, I was diagnosed with varicose veins, hyperosteogeny (excessive bone growth between the vertebras and joints), and ankylosing spondylitis, a type of arthritis of the spine. I started taking medications in 1988, but they did nothing for me except give me headaches and made me dizzy.

Every time my back spasmed I went into a type of coma. When I came to, I couldn’t even recognize some of my relatives. I tried all kinds of therapies and medications, but my condition only worsened. At some point, I could no longer run my business and needed a cane to get around. The medicine that I had been taking all those years caused my hyperosteogeny, and as a result, my joints and muscles constantly ached.

When I was driving, I was afraid to sneeze or yawn because my body would spasm in pain. I was always afraid that I would lose control of the car and possibly get into an accident.

In addition, I found it very difficult to fall asleep. My body ached so bad that I couldn't find a comfortable sleep position, and thus every morning I woke up muddleheaded, due to my lack of rest.

In order to relieve my pain, I bought a massage armchair and a massage bed. I sat in the armchair for straight five hours then massaged myself for an additional two. Only then was I able to get a restful sleep.

I felt like I was living a fate worse than death. I thought to myself, “At least if I was dead, I would have some reprise from my pain!”

In 1998, I wrote out a will and gave it to my wife. I worried about how she and our child would survive if I died, as my income supported the whole family.

In 2001, just when I had given up all hope of ever being happy and healthy, I took my family members' suggestion and started listening to Master Li’s nine-day lecture series. A short while later, the bitterness of my life began to turn into sweetness!

I laid down on the steam bed that my son bought for me, and listened to Master Li's recordings. Master's teachings sounded very reasonable to me and so I decided to continue listening and learning.

On the second day, my relative gave me a copy of Zhuan Falun. I tried my best to read the book while sitting up in bed, but it was very painful.

I thought to myself, “If I can bear the pain, I can finish reading one chapter.” So I kept trying with all my might. By page 16, I was almost in a coma. Everything went dark and I felt like the the bed had broken and my body was sinking into the bed. I also felt a lot of pain in my abdominal area. I became very frightened and opened my eyes. To my surprise, the bed was still intact. All of a sudden, the pain in my abdominal area and legs had disappeared. I kept reading until I finished the first chapter.

When I closed the book, I sat on the bed in tears. I knew that my body had begun to be purified. I felt deep gratitude to Master Li. From then on, I made a decision to cultivate until the end.

In the beginning, my body went through some very big changes. The areas around my shoulders, legs, and abdomen would often break ouft in a cold sweat, and thus I had to change my pajamas twice a day. I knew that this was my body being further purified. This situation lasted for about a year.

Things in my life started getting better and better and I no longer needed a cane to get around. Shortly after reading Zhuan Falun , my chronic headaches disappeared and I was finally able to get a good night's sleep. One day, while I was preparing for my son's wedding, I suddenly felt like the whole room was spinning. At that moment, I said to myself, “I am practicing Dafa so there's nothing to worry about!” Then, I felt like something sticky was being eliminated from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet. After resting for a whole day, I found that I had boundless energy. Falun Dafa is really amazing!

In addition to purifying my body, I felt that Falun Dafa was also purifying my soul. Before I started cultivating, I spent a lot of time in bars, hung around the wrong people, and developed a lot of bad habits. As a result, my health suffered. After I started cultivating, I diligently followed Master's teachings. I tried my best to be a good person and measured my actions according to the universe's standard, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

My family and friends were very surprised by the changes I was going through. When I told them how great Falun Dafa is, twenty people started reading Zhuan Falun . I told everybody I came in contact with about the beauty of Dafa, using my own experience as a reference.

Two bureau-level cadres that I knew were diagnosed with cancer. They both underwent surgery. I was thinking that even though they are officials and control a lot of people's fate, they still cannot control their own life. So I visited them and told them about Falun Dafa. They were very moved by my concern for them, and started to read Zhuan Falun . They are now getting better by the day.

My eldest sister's health was not very good. She looked pale and had a very bad temper. She was diagnosed with lipoma, a benign tumor, and suffered from varix, an abnormally swollen vein, artery, or lymph vessel. Whenever she climbed the stairs, her breathing became very labored. She had to often rest her legs on a chair, just to feel comfortable. Although she had spent 40,000 yuan for treatment, her condition never improved. After talking to her about the wonders of Falun Dafa, she started reading Zhuan Falun in April 2010. Three months later, she could easily climb the stairs and her lipoma became smaller and smaller. Her face had a healthy glow to it and she became more tolerant and kindhearted.

My sister-in-law used to suffer from hypertension, insomnia, rheumatism, and chronic stomachaches. One of her shoulders was severely swollen and she had to be hospitalized twice a year. I asked her to listen to Master Li’s audio recordings. After three days, she started to throw up. This lasted for about 30 hours. I told her not to worry and that her body was being purified. Shortly after, she stopped throwing up, but then had a bad case of diarrhea. Within a few days, her stomachache, hypertension, and insomnia had all disappeared. Another big plus is that she gained about 20 pounds!

Wherever I go, I tell everyone that Falun Dafa is good and that heaven will soon eliminate the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). I encourage people to quit the Party so that they will be blessed in the future.

One day, I went to visit one of my friends. Along the way I met a local town official who worked in my friend’s company. He heard about my amazing health recovery and started asking me questions about Falun Gong.

I told him about the beauty of Dafa and how it had spread to more than 100 countries in the world. I also clarified the facts about the so-called self immolation in Tiananmen Square, explaining that it was a hoax conjured up by the Party to frame Falun Gong.

Although he knew a lot about Falun Gong, everything he learned was the Party's propaganda. After I answered all of his questions, he understood the true situation. He was deeply touched and thanked me profusely.

I will continue to tell my friends and every sentient being that I come across that “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” It was Master who saved me and I am filled with gratitude towards Dafa and Master.

I hope that all kindhearted people will be able to experience the wonders of Dafa!